Thursday, July 19, 2012
MTC prepares to
take over prison
A transition team is in town to help Management & Training Corporation take over the Marshall County Correctional Facility from GEO, according to David Broadbent, administration director for MTC from Centerville, Utah.
The team has set up an office beside Annie’s Restaurant (196 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs) where the public can go to apply for work online. The office will be open until August 13. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
HSUD warns: utility scam
By SUE WATSON
A new scam is affecting American utility company customers, by a fraudulent claim that President Obama will pay a person’s utility bills through a federal program.
The scam has affected about 54 customers at the Holly Springs Utility Department, according to office manager D. Miller.
Splash pad not ready for summer
By SUE WATSON
The engineering design for the City of Holly Springs splash pad has been decided.
It should open Labor Day weekend, according to public works director Micheal Crittle. He said the city has obligated funds for playground equipment and the splash pad out of money left in the Memphis Street project. The splash pad will be built behind the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building on North Memphis Street and become a part of the Spring Hollow walking trail feature and the multi-purpose building complex.
Truck traffic up; weight limits set
By SUE WATSON
With business up in the county, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors took measures to stop heavy hauling on several north/south county roads.
Weight limits for bridges will be posted at 57,000 pounds on Cayce Road between Highway 78 and Highway 302 and on Red Banks Road and S. Slayden Road. Highway 7 North is already posted.
IDA director updates projects
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce had several guests for a recent quarterly luncheon at the Beckley Center at Rust College. They gave updates on industrial development, tourism and Teach For America.
Byhalia police go to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 12; escorts, 2; juveniles, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 2; assists, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 1; medical, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests last week.
Thompson attends national conference
Investigator Tammy Thompson, with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, was selected to represent Mississippi at a National Sex Offender Targeting Center meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Ex-bank officer faces charges
Former bank officer Deborah Shaw faces up to 90 years in prison if she’s convicted on three federal embezzlement charges.
Police go to 104 calls
Holly Springs police officers responded to 104 calls last week, according to interim chief Lt. John Norman.
Nurse facing charges
A Holly Springs nurse has been indicted on three counts of acquiring or obtaining possession of controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation, fraud and the like, accordiing to Attorney General Jim Hood.
Sandra Hangey, 41, of Holly Springs, turned herself in to authorities Thursday after being indicted by a Marshall County Grand Jury. She was booked into the Marshall County jail and released on her own recognizance. At the time the crimes are alleged to have been committed, Hangey was working as an RN for Gentiva Home Health Agency. She is alleged to have taken narcotics from her patients while making home visits.
If convicted of the charges, Hangey faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and $3,000 in fines. This case was worked by investigator Joe Sanderson and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
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